Building up paragraphs

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Why learn to build up paragraphs?

Build up sentences into paragraphs to write letters, reports, stories.

Quick tips for tutors

Building up paragraphs includes:

  • The purpose of paragraphs.
  • Using headings.
  • Using topic sentences.
  • Linking paragraphs in a text.
  • Strategies for developing writing in paragraphs.


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

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